Tehri Dam & Hydro Power Plant is a 1,000MW hydro power project. It is located on Bhagirathi river/basin in Uttarakhand, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1978 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2006. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by THDC India and is currently owned by NTPC with a stake of 74.49%.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 3,540 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 231.5m and 188m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 4 in number. The penstock length is 1,040m. The penstock diameter is 5.75m. The project generated 3,568 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,620m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1978 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2006.

Power purchase agreement

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

GE Power India and Hindustan Construction were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

Ukrainian Energy Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 250MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 250 MVA.

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About THDC India

THDC India Ltd (THDCIL), a subsidiary of NTPC Ltd, is a renewable energy corporation that operates, develops, and maintains hydroelectric projects. The corporation offers services such as power project development and operation, corporate and project planning, construction management, design engineering, erection and commissioning, contracts management, project management, human resource management, financial management, and commercial management. Its projects include Tehri Dam and HPP, Patan Wind Power Project and Dhukwan SHP, among others. The corporation operates in Rishikesh and Tehri, India. THDCIL is headquartered in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.


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